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Toulouse in Haute-Garonne, Occitania, France — Western Europe
 

Train Fantôme

[Ghost Train]

 
 
Train Fantôme Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
1. Train Fantôme Marker
Inscription.  Le juillet 1944, alors que la France se libérait, 580 internés du camp du Vernet d’Ariège et de la prision Saint-Michel – la plupart résistants originaires de toute l’Europe – partirent de Toulouse, sous escorte nazie, dans le tristement célèbre Train Fantôme. Entassés dans des wagons à bestiaux, regroupés à Bordeaux le 9 août 1944 avec 155 autres résistants du Sud-Ouest, ces déportés arrivèrent au camp de concentration de Dachau le 28 août 1944, au terme de deux mois de transport inhumain. Les 65 femmes de ce convoi furent alors conduites à Ravenbrück. Plusiers d’entre eux moururent pendant le trajet. De nombreux résistants réussirent à s’évader – souvent avec l’aide de cheminots – pour reprendre le combat. Des 540 déportés parvenus à Dachau, seule la moitié survécut. N’oublions jamais ces victimes de la barbarie nazie. Honorons ces héros de la Résistance. L:Amicale des Déportés Résistants du Train Fantôme Sorgues (Vaucluse).

[Translation by Google Translates (with modifcation):
Ghost Train
On July 1944, while France was being liberated, 580 internees Camp Vernet d'Ariège and prison Saint-Michel

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- the most resistors from all over Europe - departed Toulouse under escort Nazi; the notorious Ghost Train.

Crammed into cattle cars, the group departed Bordeaux August 9, 1944 with 155 other resistant from the Southwest. These deportees arrived at the Dachau concentration camp August 28, 1944, after two months of inhuman transport. The 65 women in this convoy were then conducted to Ravenbrück.

Several of them died during the trip. Many resistance fighters managed to escape - often with the help of railway workers - to resume the fight. The 540 deportees arrived at Dachau, only half survived. Never forget the victims of the Nazi barbarity. Honor the heroes of the Resistance. L: Association of Deportees Resistant Ghost Train Sorgue (Vaucluse).]
 
Erected by L:Amicale des Déportés Résistants du Train Fantôme.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1944.
 
Location. 43° 36.671′ N, 1° 27.208′ E. Marker is in Toulouse, Occitanie (Occitania), in Haute-Garonne. Marker is on Boulevard Pierre Semard. This marker is locate at the front the Gare de Toulouse Matabieu. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 Boulevard Pierre Semard, Toulouse, Occitanie 31500, France. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this

Train Fantôme Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
2. Train Fantôme Marker
marker. Un Convoi de Déportation de Résistants (here, next to this marker).
 
Gare de Toulouse Matabiau. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2012
3. Gare de Toulouse Matabiau.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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